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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #137359
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State Police #No information given
Accident Date2012-02-18
Report Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NOYESNO18,333.0 pounds
Hydrocarbon5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES2,069.0 pounds
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs)5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONONO167.8 pounds
Propylene5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES156.1 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONONO147.6 pounds
Nitric Oxide5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NOYESNO1,404.8 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES6,421.8 pounds
Ethylene5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES112.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NOYESYES1,069.0 pounds
Benzene5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES10.4 pounds
Butadiene5h 42mFLARE: Flare #7NONOYES10.3 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Weather

Excessive rainfall caused an electrical ground fault to occur with some of the compressor's control instrumentation causing the three compressors to shut down. excesses gases were released to the flares.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Air monitoring occurred and eventually two of the three compressors were brought back on-line and flaring ceased. There is no refinery Incident report and no SPOC report attached to this file.